Right Now

Hi! I can’t believe we’re in the double digits of April already. The weather is finally beginning to shape up here in Pittsburgh. We had our first thunderstorm of the season the other night. I like thunderstorms, but they also scare me. During the storm, Jimmy was cracking up at me running around the house closing our windows and saying “Whoa, it’s really bad out there!” ha.

It’s been a while since I last completed the current survey, so I thought I’d do it again because it’s fun to be able to look back and see what was going on in my life in the past. Things have definitely changed since 2013!

Current book(s) Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish, The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, and the Chronological Bible!

Current Books

Current guilty pleasure – Relaxing on a weeknight. Lately, Jimmy and I have been go-go-go all week (and weekend), so occasionally having absolutely nothing to do after work is heavenly!

Current music – Nothing. I’m so boring. I usually listen to audio books while I drive instead of the radio.

Current nail color – Again, I’m boring… I just have a clear coat on my nails. I guess that kind of fulfills the goal of taking care of my nails this year.

Current food – Everything Indian. I’m totally obsessed. Even back in the early days of my blog, I had a deep love for curry and all things Indian. I’ve been to a few amazing Indian restaurants in Pittsburgh (Zaiaka and India Garden), and have recently tired my hand at chana masala and chicken tikka masala. Our spice cabinet is filled with garam masala, coriander, turmeric, cumin, and curry powder. Our cabinets also feature coconut milk and chickpeas. Yep, totally obsessed. Next on my list to make: red kidney bean curry, baingan bharta, and naan.

My chana masala in all of its amateur glory.

My chana masala in all of its amateur glory.

Current television show – Shark Tank and almost anything on HGTV. Jimmy and I just discovered Shark Tank a couple of months ago and we’re hooked (ha.. get it?!). As for HGTV, I really enjoy Property Virgins, House Hunters, and Caribbean Life, but I’ll watch pretty much anything on that channel. Before Jimmy and I house hunted last year, my parents used to watch HGTV and I thought it was so boring. Now I totally understand their enthusiasm for all things home and garden! Sorry mom and dad!

Current wish list – To see my family soon! They all went to Florida and I miss them a ton. I’m having fun pet sitting my brother’s dog, though!

Moses and Lola

Moses and Lola were soo ready for a walk.

Current needs – A box of tissues. I caught a cold and used all of our tissues. I woke up in the middle of night with a stuffy nose last night, so I ended up bringing a roll of toilet paper with me to bed. So classy 😉

Current indulgence – Blogging right now! I should be doing a million other things around the house, but I just really want to blog.

Current blessing – The weather! Spring has sprung, and it’s a huge blessing.

Current excitement – An upcoming trip with Jimmy! We might be going on our first vacation (since our honeymoon) this weekend, and I’m super excited! I think we’re going to stay the night at a hotel in West Virginia, and hang out around Wheeling the next day. Can’t wait!

Tell me something current in your life!

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21 comments

  1. We love Shark Tank! I can’t wait until May when the other show, the spinoff where they go through the business process with the sharks, comes out. We saw the preview/commercial for it and it looks fun. I guess we started watching last year or so, so we are a little late on it too but love it :).

    Indian food is the best. I haven’t had it in awhile either. I hope you feel better from your cold soon (and the spicy food might help that? hehe).

    1. It’s so addicting to us!! I’m really interested in the new spin off, too! It definitely looks like it’s going to be cool. Yes to Indian food! I just love the flavors so much, haha. I’m starting to feel better from my cold! Maybe the spicy food did clear out my sinuses?!

  2. I love HGTV 🙂 My obsession started in middle school…I also love the Ikea magazine…and pinning home things on Pinterest…I have no idea why I love it so much! I obviously wasn’t a homeowner then! Ha! Have a fun getaway to WV!

    1. Ikea is the bomb! It’s so dangerous for me to go there… I just love everything haha! Now that I live close to it, it’s especially dangerous ;). And thank you! WV was great!!

  3. I hope you had a fun weekend in WV! 🙂

    I love Indian food too. There’s a great shop near where I live that sells ready-to-go packets of curry mixture: they include curry paste, spices and everything, so all you have to do is prepare vegetables and cook them with the spice pack. It’s an easy meal which is delicious! 🙂

    Something current in my life? Hmm….all I’m doing right now is studying! I finished two papers which are ready to turn in today, then I’ve got another paper to write and three final exams in May. And then my undergrad degree is over! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone….

    1. Thank you!! We had a really nice and relaxing time!

      Mmmm, you’re maxing me hungry for a good curry! I love when meals can be that simple AND tasty 🙂

      I hope all of your studying goes well! It sounds like you’re very busy, but in the home stretch!

  4. Yay for traveling!! Hope you guys get to go on the trip!! And I really hope you are getting over your cold now. Being sick is no fun.

    We love chicken tikka masala! I have a recipe from my sister (who has been living in Prague for most of the past decade, but spent a short time in the UK and picked up some great Indian recipes there) and we love to make it! That and some homemade naan… mmmmm… so good! Now I want to make it again, haha!

    1. Traveling is just the best, isn’t it?! We were able to go on the trip, and it was glorious! I’m feeling much better now, too 🙂

      I looked up your chicken tikka masala recipe (as well as the naan recipe) and I want to make them soon!

  5. I am currently soooo busy being a mama. BUT I actually have some slower-paced days ahead, SO hopefully I’ll actually blog next week. 😉 The important thing is that I’m loving life and learning how to be the best mom I can be. It’s totally tough but worth it!
    P.S. That strawberry cake you made in the previous blog post looks absolutely amazing!!!

    1. Aww, I hope you enjoyed your slower-paced days and that you have some more coming your way! You deserve ’em!! I’m so glad you’re doing well and just loving the mama thing. All of your Facebook posts make me smile and laugh. Brady is SO loved, I can tell!

      And thank for for the compliment on my cake! It had been awhile since I last made one, so it was good to know I still had some of my cake baking skills 😉

  6. Mmm! I totally selfishly hope your Indian kick results in some blog worthy recipes 🙂 Sounds like life is pretty wonderful these days for you and I couldn’t be more happy for you!!

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